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Losing some species may matter more than losing others

4 days ago from Physorg

Canada risks losing its polar bears in the North. And many runs of Chinook salmon on the Southern West Coast. And the black ash tree, currently widespread from Manitoba to...

Stadiums aren't fated to disrepair and disuse – history shows they can change with the city

4 days ago from Physorg

Stadiums are among the oldest forms of urban architecture: from Olympia to Rome, stadiums were at the centre of the Western city, well before the great medieval cathedrals and the...

Winter storms that killed 17 will keep dumping on Germany, Austria

4 days ago from UPI

Even more snow is expected to hit Europe this weekend, after heavy snowfall has already buried Austria and southern Germany this week and killed at least 17 people.

Mapping the world's 'blue carbon' hot spots in coastal mangrove forests

4 days ago from Physorg

Human actions have boosted carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere to levels higher than any measured over the last 160,000 years. Rising concern over the risk of severe impacts from...

How dangerous is microplastic?

4 days ago from Physorg

After alarming reports of microplastic pollution in oceans and beaches, the global scientific community intensified its focus into this area. Researchers have since found evidence of microplastic contamination everywhere—in our...

A $3 billion problem: Miami-Dade's septic tanks are already failing due to sea rise

4 days ago from Physorg

Miami-Dade has tens of thousands of septic tanks, and a new report reveals most are already malfunctioning—the smelly and unhealthy evidence of which often ends up in people's yards and...

Israel cancels sale of F-16s to Croatia because of U.S. objections

4 days ago from UPI

Israel has canceled a sale of a dozen used F-16 fighter jets to Croatia because the United States opposed the deal.

New policy design needed to tackle global environmental threat, according to report

4 days ago from Physorg

A pioneering new report has devised a seven-point plan to help policymakers devise new, coherent and collaborative strategies to tackle the greatest global environmental threats.

Climate change spells disaster for small businesses in southern Africa

4 days ago from Physorg

What do you picture when you think about climate change? Perhaps you see failing crops, rising sea levels or melting glaciers. But what about struggling small businesses?

Watch: Penelope finds romance, Alex in trouble in 'One Day at a Time' Season 3 trailer

4 days ago from UPI

Netflix has released a trailer for Season 3 of "One Day at a Time," which is due to premiere on the streaming service on Feb. 8.

Canola, chemicals and bees: Why Canadian farmers are fighting a proposed pesticide ban

Health Canada is following in the European Union's footsteps as it moves to ban the use of neonic pesticides due to concerns about their impact on bees and other wildlife....

NEB wants marine protection program from Trans Mountain pipeline builder

The board, which has to have its final recommendations in by Feb. 22, also recommends a number of measures be taken to offset the increased underwater noise and potential risk...

U.S. begins withdrawing troops, equipment from Syria

4 days ago from UPI

The Pentagon began its troop withdrawal from Syria Friday, a move that will remove about 2,000 soldiers and a lot of military equipment from the country.

Kabul faces water crisis as drought, population strain supply

4 days ago from Physorg

Standing in his garden in Kabul, Baz Mohammad Kochi oversees the drilling of a new well more than 100 metres deep after his first water reservoir dried up. He is...

Boeing-Embraer merger going ahead after Bolsonaro approval

4 days ago from Physorg

Aviation giants Boeing and Embraer will push on with their proposed merger after Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro confirmed on Thursday he would not oppose the move.

Southern California's ecosystems evolved to survive fire. But not like this

4 days ago from LA Times - Science

Southern California's native landscapes are famously tough. But repeated wildfire and drought amplified by climate change pose a growing threat to wildlands that provide us with drinking water, untamed refuge...

Foundation funding changes international reporting

5 days ago from Physorg

Funding by private foundations is inadvertently changing the international journalism it supports, according to a new study led by the University of East Anglia (UEA).

Ex-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosen indicted for breach of trust

5 days ago from UPI

Former Nissan Motors Chairman Co. Carlos Ghosn was indicted on new financial charges Friday in a Tokyo court.

100k-year cycles, temperature swings and GHG rises: What does it all mean?

5 days ago from Science Blog

The last ice age, according to what I have learned, ended approximately 11,000 years ago. An ice age, eh? I can only imagine what living during this time must have...

Heat hustle Celtics, silence Kyrie Irving late

5 days ago from UPI

The Miami Heat used a balanced approach to hold off Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics for a 115-99 win on Thursday in Miami.

Former Nazi guard Jakiw Palij dies in Germany after U.S. deportation

5 days ago from UPI

A former Nazi concentration camp guard who was deported from the United States last year died in Germany, officials said Thursday.

Emissions rise despite support for green energy

5 days ago from CBSNews - Science

Most Americans say they support renewable energy, but what will it take to get there?

Odds of a weak El Niño are still good, but forecasters say it's not here yet

5 days ago from LA Times - Science

For months, El Niño conditions have been brewing in the tropical Pacific. But the climate pattern still hasn’t clicked into place, forecasters said Thursday. Surface waters in the eastern part...

Social and environmental costs of hydropower are underestimated, study shows

5 days ago from Science Daily

Study shows that deforestation, loss of biodiversity and economic damage done to communities living near dams have not been factored into the cost of these projects. Large dams also ignore...

Police ID 5th child killed in California SUV plunge

5 days ago from UPI

California police identified the remains of a fifth child killed when her adoptive mother drove an SUV over a cliff, killing the entire family of eight.

Termites mitigate effects of drought in Tropical Rainforest

5 days ago from Science Daily

Termites are commonly regarded as one of the most destructive insect pests, yet its unknown side was recently revealed by a major new study. Researchers have discovered that termites actually...

Oceans are warming even faster than previously thought

5 days ago from Science Daily

Heat trapped by greenhouse gases is raising ocean temperatures faster than previously thought, concludes an analysis of four recent ocean heating observations. The results provide further evidence that earlier claims...

The world's oceans are warming faster than predicted

The temperature of the world's oceans is rising faster than scientists previously believed it would.